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Joshua Adam Risner
Alto, Michigan

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This drawing is part of a series resulting from my desire to create work that has a living presence.  I drew inspiration from iconography as well as the work and writings of George Inness.  Inness said that "the true end of art is not to imitate a fixed material condition, but to represent a living motion."  The intent behind every mark I make is to give life to an idea.  My hope is that life is always evident in the work I create.


born: 07/28/1976, Norwalk, Ohio


Ashland University, BFA, 2012

selected awards/honors

KCAD Fellowship

selected group shows

Manifest Gallery, Tales Told, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2014
UICA, Michigan Emerging Artist, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2014
Manifest Gallery, Master Pieces 7, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2013
Saint Cecilia Music Center, ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2013

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